(Israel Twitter)Nevatim Israeli Air Force Base (ICAO: LLNV), also Air Force Base 28, is one of the three principal airfields of the Israeli Air Force located southeast of Be'er Sheva, near the moshav of Nevatim. It was built as a rough runway in 1947 for the Sherut Avir, the air wing of the Haganah, and was named Malhata. It was reopened in 1983 as a new modern airbase with 2 runways as the result of joint Israeli and US government funding as part of the IAF's redeployment out of its bases in the Sinai after it was returned to Egypt following the Camp David Accords. Since 2003 the base has gradually received more squadrons of F-16s.
103rd Squadron – operating C-130
116th Squadron – operating F-16A/B
120th Squadron – operating Boeing 707
122nd Squadron – operating Gulfstream G550
131st Squadron – operating C-130
140th Squadron – operating F-16A/B